CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2018

 

Christmas season is one of the craziest, most chaotic times of the year but that doesn’t stop me from loving it even more! There is something so heartwarming in giving joy to the people you appreciate and love the most in your life and for that, I take Christmas gifts very seriously.

If you are stuck on what gift to get the men in your life or you just want to treat yo self!! (Parks and Rec reference anyone?), below I have a list of the things I have been loving the past year and that I can ensure you that everyone will too!

No more people regifting your presents, these will make you a Secret Santa favorite!

 

ADVENT CALENDARS

I don’t know about you, but Advent Calendars are one of my favourite Christmas inventions. There is nothing better in getting a gift every day for almost a whole month and be reminded that YOU deserve this! December is the month of celebration so who better to celebrate than your own self.

Mankind Advent Calendar ; A one of a kind gift, the Advent Calendar of the Advent Calendars if you want to call it. This literal beast comes with 24 full-sized male grooming products from brands like Aveda, Elemis, House 99 and ESPA to name a few. The value of this is estimated at around £740 but its retail price is £175, talk about a deal!

Molton Brown Advent Calendar ; An absolute favourite, the Molton Brown Advent Calendar has been a Christmas tradition to me for the past years. I love pampering myself with one of their products every day and it’s also a great way to try out their wide range of products and keep up with the new releases without breaking the bank (that being said, expect a few surprises from their Muddled Plum collection). From candles, to hand creams to Eau de toilettes, expect a different treat behind each door.

 

SKINCARE PRODUCTS

With prices to fit everyone’s budget, here are a few of my go-to products that I have been going back to all year long.

Baxter Of California Exfoliating Body Bar; The American loved grooming brand recently crossed the pond and is now available in the UK. Their exfoliating body bar always has a place in my shower as it smells great and keeps my skin super soft.

Glamglow Volcasmic Matte Moisturizer; Some things don’t need an introduction. Glamglow always brings out innovative products to the market and this matte moisturizer is perfect for skin nourishment without leaving the skin shiny.

Max LS Power Lifting Lotion;  Who wouldn’t be happy receiving a Lab Series skincare product? Especially when the product helps with minimising wrinkles, boosting moisture and looking younger. A fantastic product that helps combat ageing skin and it is currently on a deal in Boots among with other Lab Series products (but shhh, nobody needs to know that).

The Ordinary Peeling Solution; If you follow my Instagram, you may have seen me using the peeling solution on my stories. In fact, I use it every week because I love the way that it makes my skin feel. It’s a very powerful exfoliating solution and with such a great price, it can make a great stocking filler.

Clinique for Men Dark Spot Corrector; Finishing with the skincare products, the dark spot corrector is ideal for any man as it reduces blemishes and redness caused by shaving as well as promoting a uniform and even skin tone.

OTHER GROOMING PRODUCTS

Bumble and Bumble Booster Spray; My favourite hair care product, the booster spray by Bumble and Bumble helps with everything from thinning hair, to dry scalp to hair loss. Issues that many men can be dealing with and would certainly love to get rid of.

Lebon Toothpaste; A brand I recently discovered but appreciated instantly. Lebon only uses organic certified ingredients and doesn’t have any of the nasty stuff that your usual toothpaste does (which, news flash, is dangerous for your teeth enamel and gums).

 

Perfumes

I couldn’t end a gift guide post without mentioning at least one perfume. I have talked about my obsession with perfumes before and I even wrote a post on my favourite winter choices earlier this year. However, there have been a couple of releases recently that have already taken a permanent place in my fragrance cabinet that would make great Christmas presents.

Penhaligon’s “The Blazing Mister Sam”; My favourite winter perfume by far. Anytime I want to stand out, I make sure to spray a few spritzes of The Blazing Mister Sam. On the pricier side, this will make a great gift to anyone who means a lot to your life and trust me, you will not be forgotten.

Ermenegildo Zegna’s “Indonesian Oud”; With notes of oud wood, rose and amber, the perfume has a sophisticated manly smell with a hint of rose. It is no coincidence that this is the only one from the Essenze line that is currently sold out in all the high-street retailers.

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